Happy Clinical Trials Day 2019!
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Advanced Stage at Cancer Diagnosis, Higher Mortality in US Patients With HIV Advanced Stage at Cancer Diagnosis, Higher Mortality in US Patients With HIV
Cancer patients with HIV in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed at advanced disease stages and experience higher cancer-related mortality than cancer patients without HIV, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Venclexta Plus Gazyva for Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia FDA Okays Venclexta Plus Gazyva for Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Roche said on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved Venclexta (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyva (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore.
A common dietary supplement may help overcome mutations in the Pten gene. Should patients take it? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Breast Cancer Genetics and Heredity Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children's Hospital Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Karmano Cancer Institute names first DAISY Award winner
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young
Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: DBS, Algorithms, Trichomegaly The Week That Wasn't: DBS, Algorithms, Trichomegaly
Read the latest on deep brain stimulation for addiction treatment, machine learning to predict cardiovascular events, and unusual eyelash growth after cancer treatment.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking Lowers Risk for Bladder Cancer Postmenopause
Significant drop seen in first 10 years of cessation, continues to decrease as cessation time increases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Incidence Increasing in Younger Adults
Despite overall decline or stabilization, increase seen for young adults in some high - income countries (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Partnership to bring MD Anderson cancer treatment to Montgomery County
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer Health System signed a letter of intent Friday to develop a joint cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital in eastern Montgomery County. The agreement will expand the reach of Cooper University Health Care’s partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one of the leading cancer centers in the country. Financial terms of the agreement are being kept confidential. The Philadelphia Business Journal first reported exclusi vely in late… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cardiomyocytes for Mechanistic Cardiovascular Safety Liabilities
Cardiovascular safety liabilities remain an important concern in drug development that impacts candidate attrition and may lead to adverse clinical events. These liabilities (as evidenced by various oncology drugs) span the spectrum of arrhythmias, contractile dysfunction, myocardial injury and infl (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Approves Venetoclax for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
In randomized trial, drug demonstrated statistically significant improvement in progression - free survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

Scientists in New Push to Control Cancer Before Curing It Scientists in New Push to Control Cancer Before Curing It
Cancer scientists in Britain are launching what they call the world's first"Darwinian" drug development program in a bid to get ahead of cancer's ability to become resistant to even the newest treatments and recur in many patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Government to Build Cancer Facility in Mbeya
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government is planning to build a cancer hospital in Mbeya in Region to reduce the number of patients who travel distances to seek cancer treatment at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall
AbbVie Inc said on Friday it has halted enrollment of patients in all ongoing studies testing its brain cancer treatment after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-fat diet may reduce risk of breast cancer death
Following a low-fat plant-based diet could reduce a woman ’s chance of dying of breast cancer, new research has found. The study results are empowering because they equip women with an action they can take to prevent the disease, Elisa Port, chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, told The Washington Post. “This is a wake-u p call for women — there’s something they can do, rather than just waiting for the shoe to drop,” she said. For the study, which was part… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Nurses should be ‘aware’ of rising rate of bowel cancer in young
The rate of bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is rising across Europe among younger adults in the 20 to 49 age bracket, according to Dutch researchers, who called on clinicians to be “aware” of the trend. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exact Sciences Presents New Data Reinforcing Performance of Cologuard(R)
Researchers to Present Real-World Findings at Digestive Disease Week® 2019 SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- New research from Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic demonstrates the ability of Cologuard to both screen la... Diagnostics, Gastroenterology, Oncology Exact Sciences, Cologuard, colorectal cancer screening (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Center in Prague Becomes First Czech Clinic to Order RayStation
STOCKHOLM, May 17, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Proton Therapy Center Czech (Prague PTC) is the only one of its kind in Czechia, and it has selected RayStation® as its sole treatment planning system. This is RaySearch's first orde... Devices, Oncology RaySearch Laboratories, RayStation, treatment planning, proton therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Some Generic Drugs Could Do More Harm Than Good
For the 16 years that Dr. Brian Westerberg, a Canadian surgeon, worked volunteer missions at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, scarcity was the norm. The patients usually exceeded the 1,500 allotted beds. Running water was once cut off when the debt-ridden hospital was unable to pay its bills. On some of his early trips, Westerberg even brought over drugs from Canada in order to treat patients. But as low-cost generics made in India and China became widely available through Uganda’s government and international aid agencies in the early 2000s, it seemed at first like the supply issue had been ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Eban Tags: Uncategorized generic drugs medication medicine Source Type: news

The List: UF Health Jax talks cancer treatment in Northeast Florida
UF Health Jacksonville is the largest general service hospital in the area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Junior Skepple Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Incidence Increasing in Younger Adults
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Colorectal cancer incidence is increasing among young adults in certain high-income countries, according to a study published online May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology. Marzieh Araghi, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking Lowers Risk for Bladder Cancer Postmenopause
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Among postmenopausal women, former smokers have a reduced risk for bladder cancer within the first 10 years of cessation, which continues to decline over time but remains elevated compared with never smokers, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combatting cancer: The 80p food item that could reduce cancer symptoms
CANCER Research UK says that half of us will hear the words “you have cancer” at some point in our lives. Cancer has a major impact on people’s lives and on society. We look at an 80p food item and how it could help combat cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Simon Thomas sets up blood cancer fund in memory of wife Gemma
Former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas says he "can't sit around and do nothing". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drug could be repurposed to provide treatment for brain aneurysms
An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research published this week. Brain aneurysms are a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall. As blood passes through the weakened blood vessel, blood pressure causes a small area to bulge outwards. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
Title: Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young WorldwideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Smokers shy away from cancer screening exams
Individuals who smoke are much less likely than nonsmokers to participate in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer screening rates dip with appointments later in day Prostate cancer incidence, mortality decline worldwide Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Cancer death rates decline, but economic gap remains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital as Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ohio State surgery technique offers new pain relief for amputees
According to the latest research, about 75 percent of people who have lost a limb from trauma, cancer or poor circulation eventually suffer from debilitating phantom limb and residual limb pain. Amputation experts at The Ohio State University say they’re working to lessen that incapacitating pain for amputees and even prevent it altogether. Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Ohio State College of Medicine have established the use of primary targeted musc le reinnervation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Source Type: news

Nivolumab with ipilimumab: Combination has added benefit in advanced renal cell carcinoma
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) There are advantages in overall survival, which are not offset by any disadvantages of similar importance. Extent of the added benefit depends on the patient risk scores. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dana-Farber researchers present findings in more than 70 research studies at ASCO
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers are presenting more than 70 research studies at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 31- June 4. ASCO is the world's largest clinical cancer research meeting, attracting more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer drug could be repurposed to provide treatment for brain aneurysms
(University of Sussex) An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research published this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new approach to targeting cancer cells
(University of California - Riverside) A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enzyme may indicate predisposition to cardiovascular disease
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Study suggests that people with low levels of PDIA1 in blood plasma may be at high risk of thrombosis; this group also investigated PDIA1's specific interactions in cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omitting Blue Dye Prior to Mohs Surgery for Melanoma: Is it Safe?
Researchers tested whether use of blue dye injection during sentinel lymph node biopsy can be safely omitted prior to Mohs surgery for malignant melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Ohio State surgery technique offers new pain relief for amputees
According to the latest research, about 75 percent of people who have lost a limb from trauma, cancer or poor circulation eventually suffer from debilitating phantom limb and residual limb pain. Amputation experts at The Ohio State University say they’re working to lessen that incapacitating pain for amputees and even prevent it altogether. Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Ohio State College of Medicine have established the use of primary targeted musc le reinnervation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Source Type: news

Aidoc ’s AI Solution to ID Pulmonary Embolism Cleared
A newly FDA-cleared artificial intelligence solution could help give greater insight on patients that pulmonary embolisms (PE). New York-based Aidoc has developed the PE application that works with radiologists to flag and triage PE cases in chest CTs. Aidoc's solutions analyze medical images directly after the patient is scanned and notify the radiologists of cases with suspected findings to assist with prioritization of time-sensitive, and potentially life-threatening cases. Get up to speed on all things AI with this new guide from MD+DI.  In an email, Aidoc told MDDI that without its solution, â€&...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Bowel cancer is on the rise in the UK
People are routinely screened for bowel cancer at 55 or 60 in England, with these checks thought to have sent rates of the disease falling in older people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles
Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Smart’ insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment
UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.The treatment is being evaluated for potential clinical trials and, if successful, could change diabetes care. Thestudy   was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Insulin is a hormone naturally produced in the pancreas. It helps the body regulate glucose, which is consumed through food and provides the body with energy.Diabetes occurs when a person ’s body does not naturally produce insulin (Type 1 diabetes), or does not efficie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Broccoli. An Unlikely Place To Find A Possible New Anti-Cancer Compound
Researchers find compound in broccoli which boosts tumor surpressor protein in mice predisposed to cancer. But don't rush to eat a lot of broccoli just yet. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA OKs Dalteparin (Fragmin), First Anticoagulant for Pediatric VTE FDA OKs Dalteparin (Fragmin), First Anticoagulant for Pediatric VTE
The low-molecular-weight heparin is indicated to reduce the recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in children as young as 1 month.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe
Colorectal cancer screening guidelines might need to include 45-50 year olds if trend continues Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New reports recommend improvements to a range of services
The Healthcare Qualify Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has made recommendations to commissioners for improvements to services for COPD, breast cancer, lung cancer and other disease areas. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Device Can Perform Surgery Without Cutting
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a device that can perform surgery without cutting the skin. It is a specialized microscope that uses an infrared laser beam to quickly scan tissue looking for suspicious lesions or abnormalities. Once identified, surgeons can intensify the heat produced by the laser and effectively treat the area within tissue without cutting through the skin or disturbing surrounding healthy structures. They say it could one day be used to treat any structure of the body that can be reached by light and requires precise treatment like nerves or blood ves...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Surgery University of British Columbia Source Type: news

Beach vitex herb found to possess anticancer properties, according to study
(Natural News) Many medicinal plants possess potent anticancer properties, but researchers have explored some lesser-known ones that surprisingly share the same therapeutic benefits. Scientists from South Korea evaluated the apoptotic mechanism of Vitex rotundifolia L. fruit extract against human colorectal cancer cells. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. The fruit of V. rotundifolia, commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news